Top 10 Unbreakable Records In The NHL
The NHL is the most popular ice hockey league in the world and a lot of that is down to the players that have stepped up to deliver mindboggling performances. Some of those achievements are so incredible that they will simply never be replicated. Let us take a look at some of those achievements and performances.
Here is our list of the 10 Unbreakable NHL records in no particular order!
Joe Malone-7 Goals in a Game
January 31, 1920 was a historic day in NHL history. The legendary Joe Malone stepped on the ice rink for the Quebec Bulldogs to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs and did something astonishing. He scored 7 goals in that game, yes that is 7 goals in a single NHL game to give the Bulldogs record a 10-6 win. What is more impressive about that feat is the fact, that the Bulldogs weren’t really setting the league on fire. They were 1-10 during the first half of the campaign.
Darryl Sittler-10 Points in a Game
On February 7, 1976, the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Boston Bruins and fans in attendance were treated to an incredible game of hockey. The Maple Leafs had Darryl Sittler in their line-up and he delivered a record setting performance. Sittler racked up 10 points in that game that consisted of 6 goals and 4 assists. Someone will need to pull off a miracle to break that record considering how NHL is these days.
Bill Mosienko-3 Goals in 21 Seconds
The New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks did not make it to the postseason in 1952 and so when the two sides met for the final game of the regular season at the Madison Square Garden, only 4000 fans turned up. Those fans were lucky enough to witness a feat so rare that it has not been touched since. Bill Mosienko of the Blackhawks scored 3 goals in a mere 21 seconds to set the record for the fastest hat-trick in NHL history.
Martin Brodeur- 691 Career Wins
Martin Brodeur is one of the greatest players in NHL history and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the year 2018. He is the holder of various franchises as well as National Hockey League records but there is one record of his that will never be broken. Over the course of his legendary career, Brodeur racked up 691 career wins. The second player on the list is Patrick Roy with 551 wins and he retired in 2003.
Glenn Hall- 502 Consecutive Games
Glenn Hall was a colossus and is famously known as “Mr. Goalie” for a reason. He once played 502 games straight. The run began with the Red Wings in the 1955-56 campaign and he continued it the Blackhawks when he moved to the Windy City at the conclusion of the 1956-57 campaign. The record ended when he had to sit out a game on November 8, 1962 because of a back issue.
Henri Richard-11 Stanley Cups
Henri Richard was the cornerstone of one of the greatest NHL teams in history, the Montreal Canadiens franchise that dominated the league from the 1950s to the 1970s. Richard was one of the stars of that side and ended up winning a record 11 Stanley Cups, the most by a player in NHL history. To put this record in perspective; apart from the Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Maple Leafs is the only side that has won more Stanley Cups (13) than Richard alone. The Detroit Wings are leveled with the great man at 11. There is no chance this record will be topped.
Montreal Canadiens- 24 Stanley Cups
The Montreal Canadiens might not have won the Stanley Cup since 1993 but they still stand head and shoulders above all other sides in the league when it comes to winning the biggest title in the NHL. They have won it a record twenty four times. The Maple Leafs are second with 13 and the Red Wings are third on the list with 11 Stanley Cup triumphs. This is the only team record on our list and simply because it is a record that looks impossible to beat, especially in modern day hockey.
Wayne Gretzky- 200 Points in a Season Four Times
Now the list becomes a Wayne Gretzky show. The Great One is the greatest hockey player in history and still holds over sixty records. He is the only player in the league history to amass a whopping 200 points in a single season. Mario Lemieux came agonizingly close to scoring 200 points in a single season when he scored 199 in the 1988-89 campaign. What makes Gretzky stand out is that he crossed the 200 points mark in a single campaign on four different occasions. Now that is a record that will not be touched.
Wayne Gretzky- 2,857 Career Points
Wayne Gretzky also tops the list of players with the most career points to their credit. He recorded an incredible 2,857 career points which is a record that will take some beating. Jaromir Jagr is the second player on the list but he still trails The Great One by more than 900 points and has played close to 250 games more. It does not look as if he or anyone for that matter will beat Gretzky’s record.
Wayne Gretzky- 50 Goals in 39 Games
“50 goals in 50 games” is an NHL phrase that means scoring 50 goals within 50 games. It is one of the toughest things to pull off in hockey. To date, only eight players have been able to hit the mark in the league’s history and one of them is Wayne Gretzky.
Gretzky was only 20 in the 1981-82 season and he destroyed the 50 in 50 mark by scoring his fiftieth goal in his thirty ninth game. This is the fastest any player has ever hit the 50 goal mark in a single season. The second fastest to score 50 is also Gretzky himself with 50 goals in 42 games during the 1983-1984 season.